Last week's episode of AMC's Breaking Bad was undoubtedly one of the show's best, but as it turns out, that's not just in terms of plot: The episode, the seventh of the fifth season, was also the show's most-watched, ever. According to Vulture, the episode hit a series high at 3 million viewers, and has seen a 15% increase in viewers under 35 when compared to last season.
With the show continuing its uptrend in the ratings, it's no surprise that any artist would be overjoyed to have one of their songs featured in a scene - even if it's one where Walter's cooking up his own brand of Heisenberg classic meth. According to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, former Monkees member Micky Dolenz was happy to hear his band's 1967 hit "Goin' Down" was used in the show, though he was "a little torn" about the specific scene it was used in. "'Goin' Down' has nothing to do with drugs, obviously," he said, "and I certainly don't condone meth - that is nasty stuff that kills a lot of people and ruins a lot of lives...on the other hand, I like the TV show, it's very well-made." And then, "And no, I didn't make a penny."